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brianna_thornton's picture
on 14 Jan '14


Anyone who knows me, knows that I love sharks. They are such beautiful creatures yet so misunderstood by the human race. Each year over 10,000 sharks die from shark finning. Sharks are pulled up from their home with nets and fishing lines, their fins are brutally cut off all for what, a stupid soup and other ridiculous products produced by mankind. They are thrown back into the ocean. their home. Where they die. they drown. Would you do that to a person. cut off their legs and arms and let them drown? just because you want a fancy soup or other products that are meant to 'help' you. No. you wouldn't. And if you would, you're fucked. but seriously if we wouldn't do that to our own species why should we allow it to happen to sharks. We don't see them coming into our home and trying to kill us. Now like I said before 10,000 sharks die EACH year from the human race but now the Western Australia government wants to start a shark cull. They want to kill over 3000 thousand sharks and do not care if they are endangered or not. All because they think this will reduce shark attacks. ONLY 5 people a year die from a shark attack. MORE people die from a VENDING machine. Yet we don't see them getting rid of vending machines or mobile phones or cars which cause alot more deaths! Humans kill MILLIONS of animals worldwide not because they need to but because they want. for their own good. Sharks kill because they need to. They dont have their food handed to them like us humans do. They have to go out and catch it themselves. and let me remind you again it is THEIR home. It's OUR own fault if we attacked by a shark. we are in THEIR territory NOT ours. We have the land. They have the sea. Seriously. what have we become. We kill enough sharks, far too many already so why should we let the WA government proceed with this cull. Just because we are afraid of them does not mean we should go out and kill them. They don't go into our homes and try and kill us so why should we go into theirs and kill them. Surfers, scientists even shark attack victims are against culling the sharks so please i speak deep from the bottom of my heart when I say this, Please help prevent this cull from happening. Sure you might be afraid of them and not like them but that is still no reason to let be killed. The ocean is big enough for both species to live peacefully without this shark cull happeing. All the sharks want is to be left alone, to do what sharks do. To live and be free, so why can't we let them do that. They are doing no harm to us, infact they are what keeps the ocean in place. Sharks are a critical component in an ecosystem that provides 1/3 of our world with food, produces more oxygen than all the rainforests combined, removes half of the atmosphere’s manmade carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas), and controls our planet’s temperature and weather. so please help take action and stop this. Whether its signing a petition, spreading the word, sharing this or even protesting on your nearest beach. Everything little thing will help to stop this. Please. stop the cull.

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